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Pork Adobo Filipino Recipe

Updated on March 30, 2009
photo by: brulene_hsu
photo by: brulene_hsu


So you think I can't cook? You're wrong. I have taste buds and most of the time, I can tell the ingredients and how it's cooked just by tasting the dish. Please come in to my little kitchen. If you see my housemaid following instructions with the chopping, it's because I cook while hubbing. :)


Adobo is a Spanish word for Marinade. It is famous among Filipino People. I cook my Adobo with a little twist, which lucky for you, I am sharing it among fellow hubbers. I have a secret ingredient to make the meat taste better and tender.

Adobo is great with rice. As you all know, you can take away everything from the Filipino people but RICE is an exception. We love our rice, and if you don't mind, we love it everyday. Three times, please and an extra rice would be nice.


1 kilo pork belly

1 can of regular Coca-Cola

4 gloves of minced garlic

4 dried bayleaf

1/2 teaspoon peppercorn

1/8 cup soy sauce

1/8 cup cane vinegar

salt to taste


1. Slice the pork into cubes. Place it in a casserole and pour 1 can of coca cola. Add your garlic, peppercorn and bayleaf. Cook in medium heat and let it simmer for 30 minutes to 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.

2. Add your soy sauce, vinegar and salt to taste. Let it simmer for another 30 minutes. Stir occasionally. Serve.

NOTE: If you want your Adobo with a little bit of sauce or you prefer it dry, it's okay. I usually leave a little bit of sauce for the little kids. I can heat it again for the next serving and let it dry this time. Both taste good.

My secret ingredient is the Coca Cola. The meat is tender and even the fat itself taste better. Normally, Adobo is simmered with water not coke. However, I know which one taste better.



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      Stef 6 years ago

      A bit too sweet for my taste but it's still a great recipe. I'll use half coke and half water next time. Thank you! :)

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      dema 7 years ago

      i do put sprite on m BBQ recipe, coke i never tried but rt now m folloing ur recip

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      pinong 7 years ago

      i tried your secret recipe, adobo marinated in coke. What can i was the best adobo i have every tasted in my whole life.

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      Ino sa Gulpo 7 years ago

      I tried your recipe and it was great. Thanks for the recipe. I thought i was Bobby Flay.

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      pittottip 7 years ago

      try it with 7up and lot of garlic and you'll forget everything..

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      dutchman1951 8 years ago from Tennessee, USA

      I tried it, it was fantastic

      please cook on, I enjoyed this thread


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      ADOBOLOCO 8 years ago

      I just posted your wonderful pork adobo recipe to our growing list of Adobo Recipes.

      I'm going to cook this tonight. Thanks for sharing.

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      Research Analyst 8 years ago

      Wow this looks so good, I will have to try it. yummo!

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      bingskee 8 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      there are many ways to cook adobo. yours seems interesting, too, because of the coca cola added. hubby is a good cook but his procedures are many.

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      mj 8 years ago

      i never heard using coke in adobo before oz i always use sprite for my adobo, but i try coke today for change hehe:) its interesting...

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      Can I come over too? Sounds delicious. Coca Cola! Who would have thunk!

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Sheena and Cris, one day I just my do that. I may never leave then.

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      That looks so good Sheena. When are you going to have me over for dinner! Ha,ha!

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      Tom Cornett 8 years ago from Ohio

      This looks and sounds delicious! Have to try it! Thanks! :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      I wanna come...Loved the recipe and did copy it...I have heard of using cola but have never ever tried it...I use a salt brine most of the time...Love to make BBQ"d the wouldn't know the difference....Thanks sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs & Peace

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      sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      yeah right! and will fill your tummy with filipino cuisine. :)

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines


      Why bother with looking for the right vinegar when you can just come over. And we'll serve both kinds of adobo! Right, Sheena? :D

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      Thanks Sheena

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      sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi CC,

      We use the cane vinegar. It comes from sugarcane. It's readily available in supermarkets here but if I have some of the coconut vinegar from my father's place, it's even better.

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      What type of vinegar do you guys use?

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      sheenarobins 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      CC :) Please do! I'd like to know if the foreign tongue would love a filipino dish. :) thanks CC. :)

      Cris :) i knew you'd come running for the recipe and neglect my worms. Hmmp! please try it and see for yourself. Although, I honestly think your Adobo would taste great too. I will try BBQ with coke as well. Let's see!

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      I use coke when I marinate pork BBQ. For adobo, I cook the pork in vinegar with nothing else. When the pork is tender, I add a little olive oil and let the pork release the rest of the oil that I would be needing for sauteing the rest of the ingredients in. But I think I'd do your recipe. Thanks for sharing :D

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      C. C. Riter 8 years ago

      As soon as i was reading your ingrediants i knew the Coke was the secret. That picture made my mouth water too. It looks so wonderful and I will have to try this. Thanks. Wow! So your pretty, fablulous and a great cook too. I'm in love.

      You're right on my literature being pulled too. Not me. thanks my sweet little Filiapina